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Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association 2011;49(4):51-65. doi: https://doi.org/10.6115/khea.2011.49.4.051
A Basic Study on Public Nanny Service Characteristics and Improvement Strategies
Seungmie Lee1, Seonmi Kim2
1Department of Senior Welfare, Woosuk University
2Department of Family Welfare, Gwangju University
Corresponding Author: Seonmi Kim ,Tel: +82-62-670-2361, Fax: +82-62-670-2180, Email: yupy1005@hanmail.net
Received: March 3, 2011; Revised: March 4, 2011   Accepted: March 30, 2011.
In order to find out better policy strategies for public nanny service, this study tried to find out the characteristics and the major problems of this service based on 24 in-depth interviews and 7 focus group interviews with nannies, beneficiaries, managers, and public agents. Research findings showed that public nanny service was effectively filling the gap between nursery care services and parent's care services(especially who are both working). Also, this service provided tailored support to parents who have urgent or unexpected problems which prohibit them from properly caring their children. Especially this service effectively worked for temporary needs of caring young children. This study proposes these two strategies as follows: First, the beneficiary selection criteria should be updated. Second, the level and types of available time should be raised to fit the diverse needs of parents.
Keywords: public nanny service, in-home child support service
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